Theo Layne‚ spokesman for Cape Town Fire and Rescue Service‚ said “numerous” carriages were alight. Four fire engines and two water tankers were on the scene‚ he said.
Photographer Ruvan Boshoff said fire in one train had spread to the train alongside it‚ and firefighters had run out of water.
“The heat is intense. The trains cannot be saved‚ but the firefighters are intent on reducing the heat so the flames do not spread any further‚” he said.